Celebrating Aboriginal people in Canada’s Boreal Forest

Thursday, 2011 November 17, 7 pm
Room 1016, Wilson Hall, New College
University of Toronto

The Canadian Boreal Initiative and the University of Toronto Forestry Faculty invite you to attend this free event and “be inspired by Aboriginal leaders sharing their personal stories of their relationship with their land and their vision for their people.”

Speakers include John Cutfeet, spokesperson for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation; Grand Chief Stan Louttit, Mushkegoqwuk Council; and Stephen Kakfwi, former Northwest Territories Premier and former President of the Dene Nation.

Refreshments will be provided and everyone who attends will receive a free issue of The Walrus magazine!

There will also be a musical performance by local Six Nations bluesman, Derek Miller. “Derek is a dynamic performer from the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Territory, and will be accompanied by Bliss Fiasco. Derek is a musician with eclectic taste and a knack for roots-inflected rock.”

This free, public event is part of a national Aboriginal Speaking Series “to celebrate the leadership and commitment of Aboriginal peoples in the conservation and sustainable development of the Boreal Forest.”  CPAWS is a partner with the Canadian Boreal Initiative in the Boreal Leadership Council, and representatives of CPAWS-Wildlands League will be in attendance.

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